Every now and again a project comes along that you just can’t turn down. Getting kids excited about impressionist artwork is no easy task. Nick Jr and The National Gallery teamed up to produce a series of shorts to do just that. What do children see when they stare at a painting? What if they could step inside and explore?

I Heart Art – Bathers

Client: The National Gallery
Director: Akin Akinsiku
Art Director: Kimberly Majkut
Design, VFX, Compositing: Tom Hamilton & Ben Kidd
Agency: Nickelodeon

We designed and directed a series of short films which brought the paintings to life. A huge VFX and compositing undertaking yielded some fantastic results. The series was BAFTA nominated, and winner of numerous Promax short form awards.